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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Detroit Lakes Public Library E H (Text) 33500013179973 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library E H (Text) 33500013179981 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library e HOL (Text) 35500006223117 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1524714232
  • ISBN: 9781524714239
  • ISBN: 1524714224
  • ISBN: 9781524714222
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "What do you wonder about when you look at the world?"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.: In this unusual text, young listeners and readers follow a group of diverse kids trying to make sense of the world as they see it.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    Children, with their fresh takes on life, look at the everyday in ways most adults don't. With a minimal text, this book captures kids' ability to poke holes in conventional thinking. Some of the questions are clever: do tires get tired? Some are more esoteric: I wonder what clouds taste like. There are musings about the natural world (where do stars go at night?), and observations that are just plain funny (I wonder if cars and trucks speak the same language). One line of text to a page leaves plenty of room for the evocative collage-style artwork. Many of the pages, especially those that feature questions about nature, have an expansive look, but other pictures are incredibly detailed. The query about tires appears on a two-page spread of roads crowded with cars and trucks driving around in every direction. A diverse array of children populate a number of pages, and when the final observation is made, I wonder why I wonder so much the answer, because you are wonderful seems apt. A sweet jumping-off point for more wondering. Preschool-Kindergarten. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

K. A. Holt, the author of a number of highly praised middle-grade novels, also teaches writing. This book was inspired by conversations with real kids. She lives a life of mayhem with her wife and three children in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter at @karianneholt.

Kenard Pak combined watercolor, pencil, collage, ink, and digital art to create the illustrations for this picture book. His awards and honors include a Golden Kite Award for Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter. Kenard, a former artist at DreamWorks and Disney Feature Animation, brings his lifelong appreciation of nature to his work. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their elderly cats. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Kenard Pak.

Subject: Wonder Juvenile fiction
Curiosity Juvenile fiction
Genre: Picture books.

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